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Make some righteous noise this week

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This week, make some righteous noise pollution outside of a Salt Lake City refinery in protest of its actual pollution and role in processing tar-sands oil. Later in the week, don’t miss Real Women Run at the University of Utah, where influential Utah women such as state lawmaker Sen. Pat Jones, D-Holladay, will talk about getting more women participating in politics. Later on, the West Jordan City Council has a full meeting planned regarding west-side planning, graffiti regulations and more.

Break the Toxic Chokehold of Tar Sands
Saturday, March 23
Join the Utah Tar Sands Resistance and allies as they take their protest of tar-sands mining to the Salt Lake City Chevron Refinery. This refinery already refines and processes tar sands from Canada, where the mining has devastated land and wildlife. The refinery is also expected to process tar sands from Utah’s controversial newly approved tar-sands-mining operation in eastern Utah. Come rage for clean air and learn more about the movement. Chevron Refinery, 2300 N. 1100 West, March 23, noon, Facebook.com/ UtahTarSandsResistance

Real Women Run
Tuesday, March 26
Come hear from veteran legislator Sen. Pat Jones, D-Holladay, and ace political consultant Marla Kennedy talk about the challenges and rewards for women getting involved in the political process. The event is free and open to the public and will offer resources for women wanting to run for office. Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, 801-581-8501, March 26, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Hinckley.Utah.edu

West Jordan City Council
Wednesday, March 27
Get municipal with your Wednesday at a West Jordan City Council meeting, where the council will be taking a look at an update on the sewer master plan and holding hearings on west-side planning, graffiti regulations and more. Don’t zone out on zoning—show up and speak up. West Jordan City Hall, 8000 S. Redwood Road, 801-569-5100, March 27, 6-9 p.m., Ci.West-Jordan.ut.us

Twitter: @EricSPeterson

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